Covid-19 dies of black doctor cutter in Indiana after publicly complaining of racist treatment in hospital

“I don’t trust this hospital,” said Dr. Susan Moore said from a hospital bed in Indiana, the oxygen tube hid up to her nose. “It’s not like you treat patients.”

Moore, a physician from Indianapolis who is being treated for COVID-19 at Indiana University Hospital North, died of the virus this week. Earlier this month, she posted a video on Facebook to share that she believes she has not received proper medical care since she is black.

Moore tested positive for coronavirus on November 29 and said his symptoms included respiratory rate, heart rate, high fever and coughing up blood. She struggled to get treatment from white doctors and nurses at the hospital, including begging for antiviral drug remedicavir, waiting for hours for pain medications, and having a CT scan of her chest to make her pain real.

Her scan found pulmonary infiltration and swollen lymph nodes, he said, but he waited for hours for pain medications.

“All I know is that I’m in excruciating pain,” Moore added in a heartbreaking video, adding that Dr. Cutter eased his pain. “[The doctor] I felt like I was addicted to drugs, and he knew I was a therapist. ”

She spoke to the patient’s advocate, who said nothing could be done about it. He also asked to be transferred to a different hospital, but was told he should go home.

“This is how black people are killed,” Moore said. “When you send them home and they don’t know how to fight for themselves.”

As a doctor, Moore clearly knew what to ask, but as her condition worsened, she continued to advocate.

“I said further and I retain. If I were white I wouldn’t have to go through that.” “And [the doctor] Never came back and apologized. ”

Moore was eventually sent home, but in less than 12 hours, he developed a fever and his blood pressure dropped, so he returned to the hospital.

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Dr. shared by Alicia Sanders and Rashad Alby. Photo of Susan Moore, who organized GoFundMe for her family.


“Those people were trying to kill me. Obviously, everyone has to agree that they will release me soon.” “They are now treating me for bacterial pneumonia as well as covid pneumonia.”

Moore’s story has become very common among Black Americans, as COVID-19 disproportionately harasses black communities across the country. Black Americans are 7.7 times more likely to be hospitalized in COVID-19 than white Americans, and three times more likely to die from the virus.

Moore’s 19-year-old son Henry Muhammad is in “good spirits,” but must now face his death as well as his grandparents’ dementia, according to GoFundMe, which was set up to meet his family’s expenses. Dr. Moore was the sole provider of the family.

Dr. Susan Moore and her 19-year-old son Henry Muhammad.


Henry previously enrolled at Indiana University to study biochemistry and mathematics, but he took up his studies to care for his mother and grandparents. A GoFundMe update states that some funds will be used to ensure its learning continues.

Susan was an exceptional doctor, organizers said in a statement. “She loved practicing medicine, she loved being a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She loved helping people, and she was vague about this.”

In Moore’s Facebook post, she said the hospital’s chief medical officer said her staff would receive diversity training, and she would apologize to the doctor who treated her.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Susan Moore’s death and our friends have reached out to her friends and family,” the hospital said in a statement on Wednesday.

“As an organization committed to equality and reduction of racial discrimination in healthcare, we take allegations of discrimination very seriously and investigate every allegation. And the specialty of our caregivers and the quality of care we deliver to our patients on a daily basis. “